Caves in India are highly recommended to visit if you are in the country historical tour. India has so many popular as well as most oldest caves in the World. Archaeological Society of India is the sole agency in India to manage all these ancient places. So, let’s have a look at the list of Top 10 Historical Caves in India to make your best historical tour.
1. Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Aurangabad District (Maharashtra)
Ajanta and Ellora caves are the most popular caves in India. Both caves are also most visited caves in India. Both caves are situated in the northern Maharashtra and most attractive tourist place in the state. Most of caves are dating back from the 6th Centuries to 11th Centuries AD. Even some of them are dating back to 2nd Century BC and 6th Centuries AD. It has been included in Ancient Sites of India.
2. Elephanta Island Caves, Mumbai (Maharashtra)
If you didn’t have much time to visit Ajanta and Ellora Caves then don’t worry. Still you have option to see India’s one of the oldest caves in Maharashtra. Elephanta Island Caves are located near coast of Mumbai. It will also make your weekends best with family members or friends.
3. Badami Caves, Bagalkot District (Karnataka)
Badami caves are located in the Northern Karnataka state of India. There are four temples of Hindu religious, first one is dedicated to Lord Shiva, second one is Lord Vishu and remaining temples are dedicated to Jain temples.
4. Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, Bhubaneswar (Odisha)
Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves are located nearby Bhubaneswar city in Odisha state of India. Udaygiri has total 18 caves, while Khandagiri has total 15 caves in the area. As per the belief, all caves were carved out as the residential bloacks for the Jain monks in ancient time.
5. Tabo, Himachal Pradesh
It is located in the spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh. It is widely popular as meditation caves in India. It is also considered as one of the top monasteries for Buddhist in India. There are lots of caves in the Tabo which ranges from small to large and very large.
6. Meghalaya Caves
Meghalaya has number of caves in the state. If you are looking for special trip on caves then Meghalaya is the best state to explore caves in the country. As per the information, it has more than 1284 caves and one cave is 22 km long !
7. Caves of Jammu and Kashmir
There are two most popular caves in Jammu and Kashmir. First one is Shiv Khori which is located near Ransoo in the Swalik Hills, Northwest of Jammu. Second is Amarnath Caves and Temple which is located on the mount of Amarnath.
8. Undavalli and Mogalarajapuram Caves
Undavalli and Mogalarajapuram Caves are located nearby Vijaywada city of Andhra Pradesh. Most of caves are 7th century old and preserved well by the Authorities.You can find Hindu trinity shrines in the caves such as Lord Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu.
9. Trichy Rock Fort Temple and Pallava Caves
Trichy Rock Fort Temple and Pallava Caves is considered as the focal point of Trichy. It is also considered as one of the most important temples in South India. These temples were built up by the Nayaks of Madurai with level of 83 meters above the city. Sunset view is memorable and it attracts thousands of tourists every year.
10. Dungeshwari Cave Temples
Dungeshwari is the place where Lord Buddha has spent number of years before settle down in Bodhygaya to get final enlightenment. It is considered as one of the most important holy place for Buddhism followers in India and around the World.
We hope that our list of Top 10 Historical Caves in India will be useful to all. Have you visited any of the caves from the list given above?
Article Title: Top 10 Historical Caves in India to Make Your Historical Tour
Article last re-published on September 7, 2019.